Glasgow being the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom, has a high population density. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country’s West Central Lowlands. The locals, known as Glaswegians are famous for their warm welcome and willingness to help and chat with visitors. You may find them a bunch of blethers (chatterboxes) but they will likely be your most fondly remembered feature of the city.
Glasgow has numerous attractions so we’ll give you the lowdown on one or two to whet your appetite.
Close to the city centre The Lighthouse well hidden away off the Buchanan Street. It makes Glasgow visits worthwhile. As a bonus, entry is free. It houses Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture and there is a permanent Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition. There is a viewing platform on the sixth floor. You can also have an ecstatic phenomenal view of the capital from the top of viewing tower.
The Lighthouse also houses numerous gift shops that make a takeaway hamper easier to deal with especially on special calendar days. One can also get souvenirs to commemorate the tour to Scotland`s city.
The Burrell Collection in Pollock Country Park is worthy of a whole day visit. This breaktaking collection of artwork and artefacts never fails to interest. The surrounding woodland also places the beauty inside within a deeper context of the natural beauty just beyond the windows.
From Chinese ceramics to Rodin sculptures this unique collection is rightly world famous. The surrounding Pollok Country Park portrays the green leafy Scottish vegetation. The vast area it occupies makes it an irresistible place for romantic strolls and fair-weather picnics.
Heading back into the city if you are a football fan then a visit to The Scottish Football Museum is worth a visit. Spanning over 140 years of football the rich heritage and contribution of Scotland and Glasgow to the development of the world game is obvious.
Glasgow does have a troubled relationship with football with the rivalry between the its two largest teams sometimes spilling over into violence, but fortunately the museum is housed opn neutral territory at the national stadium, Hampden Park. http://www.scottishfootballmuseum.org.uk/
Wherever you stay in Glasgow you will be assured of friendly and down-to-earth service. This vibrant city offers so much and is also a wonderful base for exploring neighbouring Edinburgh as well as the bonny banks around Loch Lomond.
For accomodation in Glasgow please use the Visit Scotland booking service.